Search found 678 matches

by rhumlady
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Running Rigging
Replies: 11
Views: 3908

Re: Running Rigging

Are you sure that shouldn't have been hang them on the line to rinse in the gently falling deluge;-)
by rhumlady
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: fuel level indicator
Replies: 4
Views: 1918

Re: fuel level indicator

You mean that you lift the dipstick out of the tank and the fuel remains inside the tube thus showing the level? I would have though you could do a similar job with a tube, open at the bottom, with a tap at the top that is opened to let the level settle then closed before the tube is withdrawn. Even...
by rhumlady
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: falcon p bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 3006

Re: falcon p bracket

Removing the p bracket is major structure work as said previously it requires to be aligned when put back in and the hull prep glassing and finishing is major work. If you can get a hacksaw in so the blade is through the bearing you can cut carefully down through the rubber and the brass/bronze or w...
by rhumlady
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: centaur outboard motor power
Replies: 4
Views: 2750

Re: centaur outboard motor power

I have a 2.9mtr tender which carries a 6hp outboard Max. I don't think that would drive a Centaur very well at all. I believe you would need a long shaft motor and I am not sure how that would go on your tender.
by rhumlady
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Griffon I Prop
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

Re: Griffon I Prop

I guess you must be going to use your Fulmar for racing but anyone who is just cruising is not going to see a big difference with a three bladed prop. I changed my 2 bladed for be three and the difference when motoring was very noticeable but I didn't notice any difference when sailing. As the OP wa...
by rhumlady
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Refurbishing opening portlights - hinge pin?
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: Refurbishing opening portlights - hinge pin?

I had to take mine to a local engineering shop and they ended up drilling them out slightly oversize but that let me put a metric pin in oncevthey were ready to go back together.
by rhumlady
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Upgrade from Konsort to Fulmar
Replies: 9
Views: 3072

Re: Upgrade from Konsort to Fulmar

I don't think you van really compare the Konsort and the Duo as although they share the same hull the duo is likely to be a fair bit heavier with a smaller rig. Philip Stevens has owned both so he at be able to comment on that. As far as the Fulmar is concerned I didn't see enough of a difference be...
by rhumlady
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Hull Identification Number
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

Re: Hull Identification Number

The hin should be just below the rubbing strake on the starboard side if it was moulded in to the hull. I think you may find some numbers on the under side of the drawers as well. Failing all this if you have the Westerly sail number Caroline Hardy at Trafalgar Yachts may be able to help.
by rhumlady
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Oceanranger forepeak sub floor.
Replies: 5
Views: 2311

Re: Oceanranger forepeak sub floor.

You will need to thicken the epoxy with something like microfibres when using it as a glue. Check the West website.
by rhumlady
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Konsort plans
Replies: 3
Views: 1570

Re: Konsort plans

The Laurent Giles archive. It is owned by Laurent Giles Naval Architects and I believe costs around £70 or that could be NZ rollers I'm not sure which. A Google search will find it.
by rhumlady
Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Cutlass bearing wear limit?
Replies: 6
Views: 3585

Re: Cutlass bearing wear limit?

The cutlass bearing is usually a tight fit in the p-bracket requiring some sort of puller or a hacksaw through the bearing but stopping at the bracket which is a bit of a worry. It usually requires a similar arrangement to get it back in. Was the outside diameter metric or imperial?
by rhumlady
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Genoa track bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: Genoa track bolts

You have to get them out first though... Mine were a sod to undo and even then quite a few of the bolts were corroded into the track. I Still have one to get out.
by rhumlady
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Genoa track bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: Genoa track bolts

You are correct on your thinking but your main problem now is sealing the single hole. The side decknis balsa cored and you do not want moisture in there. You will probably come across another Westerly favourite in that the bolt will almost certainly have been cropped and the but will be impossible ...
by rhumlady
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rust bubbles on Merlin twin keels
Replies: 14
Views: 5710

Re: Rust bubbles on Merlin twin keels

OK that sounds good Jim. I will remember it when I get round to the keel again. Are you getting back to shiny metal?
by rhumlady
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Griffon Window Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 2320

Re: Griffon Window Replacement

C and j international windows. Google will find them. I think they are in the west Midlands. I also think they may give discount for woa members-